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Continental Test Engineer Team Leader in Kaunas, Lithuania

Test Engineer Team Leader



Job Description


  1. Ensures the production and testing of customer specific products on time with the right quality and cost:
  • Planning and controlling of costs vs budget;

  • Planning and controlling of resources (equipment, people, material); reduce production expenses by optimizing material management method and machine maintenance level;

  • Supports change management implementation in WS (organization, processes);

  • Supports strategies to increase productivity/process efficiency and continuous improvement within FF parameter (Lean);

  • Drive ESH activity in workplace following the regulation and safety standard to maintain a safety environment and reduce sick leave rate;

  • Monitor of Line Information Boards (LIB) and deviation management. Leading corrective actions to systemic issues. Quality & Non-Conformance Management: 1. Ensures the quality of processes and products in order to fulfill internal and customer targets:

  • Implements Zero Defect approach;

  • Ensure the disposition of the non-conforming parts;

  • Analysis of internal rejects countermeasures for internal rejects with functional support of Quality;

  • Supports Internal and external Audits;

  • Drive implementation of JIDOKA; promotes quality culture;

  • Reduce quality cost by improve operator's quality sense.Standard/ Procedures application: 1. Supports and coach the implementation of the company and the plant standards (e.g. ESD guideline, technical cleanliness, 5S, JIDOKA). Leader Standard Work CA 0608238: 1. Execute Production Manager routines (incl. LPA, Gemba walk, Production/FF Team meetings);2. Execute LSW Routines and discusses with the next management level upon problems and/or deviations in routine fulfilment;3. Identify systematic failures and initiate Problem Solving measures;4. Ensure the proper execution of "Problem Solving". KPI management: 1. Coordination, support and coaching of the Shift Leader in order to achieve the targets for internal production KPI (PPM, Scrap Rate, OEEm ,Rejection Rate, FPY, etc.);2. Performs deviation management to react on abnormalities of targets for Safety e.g. incidents; Quality e.g. FPY, PPM, Rejection rate; Productivity e.g. OEE, line output; Cost: Scrap;3. Ensure data are updated in the frequency as required in the LIB;4. Participates and generates cross functional meetings in case deviations on KPIs;5. Trigger the support function or apply the escalation plan when ever needed to reach the targets; 6. Ensure that follow-up measures are defined and executed.Follow up Production schedule: 1. Ensures the deliveries according to customers call-offs and in general contributes to the achievement of logistics goals according to internal and external customer expectations;2. Drive the implementation of programs and initiatives to minimize logistics cost and optimize inventories;3. In charge of WIP and Delivery Performance;4. Ensure corrective actions are defined and executed properly related to deviations to the production schedule. Continuous improvement process: 1. Ensures continuous improvements on a daily basis:

  • Drive lean activity and CBS project implementation in shop floor;

  • Responsible for improvement of visualization management.Safety & ergonomics 1. Ensure that the ESH rules are followed and measures are correctly executed. Leading & Steering People 1. Coordinates human resources of the areas in charge:

  • Monthly and annual headcount forecast;

  • Leading the area and enhance its development, as well as to ensure results (efficiency, quality), applying human relations processes that drive people performance and planning;

  • Design strategy to improve productivity in the area of responsibility within the established safety, quality, productivity and cost metrics;

  • Supports, teaches and coaches the team to further develop the organization. Interface Management 1. Ensures efficient communication with related stakeholders:

  • To ensure communication flow with related functions in the plant;

  • To enable and be promoter of the quality culture;

  • Participates and contributes in the different meetings organized to support the Production and Quality System. Some examples are: Production Meeting, Gembas.New Product Launch Management/ Serial launch Management: 1. Supervise, support and control in case of new product launches (launch of new manufacturing lines, Process capabilities, PPAPs, capacity planning) to ensure a safe launch and ramp up (Pre-series/Trial runs/C-Samples);2. Ensure that the Change Management system is working properly according to standards" shared. CBS 1. Ensures application of CBS principles and methods in new launches and serial production:

  • Responsible for continuous improvement and implementation of LEAN principles in day-to-day business. Maintenance: 1. Ensures capable processes and equipment (e.g. Cpk, FPY, OEE):

  • Maintenance of all equipment: Trouble shooting; Short-term inspections of equipment; Continuous care of the equipment; Preventive maintenance. Job Requirements

  • University degree in a relevant Engineering field (i.e.: Electronics, Computer Science, Automatics);

  • Professional Experience: 2-3 years relevant experience in electronic test engineering, preferably in automotive electronic products is a plus;

  • Leadership Experience: At least 2-3 years in a leadership position/and or coaching teams, preferably in operational units with direct and indirect responsibility for other individuals;

  • Project and/or Process Experience

  • Experience in production engineering testing: Programming / Electronics / Vision professional knowledge (Continental automotive standards);

  • Experience with Automotive Quality standards;

  • Cyber security knowledge is an advantage;

  • Experience in working with international teams;

  • Knowledge of Manufacturing related technologies, systems, infrastructures, standards and processes;

  • Knowledge of Lean Production principles, methods and tools (e.g. CA.PS);

  • Knowledge of Automotive System components and technologies;

  • Product and System Knowledge (Functionalities and Applications, MS, Office, Lotus Notes, Sametime, Netmeeting);

  • Logistics Management (including Logistics policies, systems and processes);

  • Quality Management (including Quality policies, systems and processes, Q.BIC);

  • Management skills, tools and techniques (Balanced Scorecard, Benchmarking, Finance for non financers);

  • Human relations skills (team skills, conflict management, open-mindedness, networking, coaching and feedback techniques);

  • Communication skills, including Presentation and Negotiation techniques;

  • Advanced English;

  • Problem solving and decision making tools and techniques, Time management, Project management. Job Type Professional Division Footer Text Ready to drive with Continental? Take the first step and fill in the online application. About Continental This Business Area Vehicle Networking and Information develops modules and end-to-end systems for connected mobility along the strategic elements “Network. Inform. Integrate.”, i.e. hardware, software and services. By providing solutions for networking, human-machine interaction, system integration and high-performance computing for cars, commercial vehicles and fleets, Vehicle Networking and Information ensures functioning networks and a smooth flow of information for connected mobility. Job Category Engineering Country Lithuania Division Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI)